Associate Degree in Liberal Studies – Focus in Science

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About This Program

Are you one of those people who watch medical science shows on TV and is fascinated (instead of nauseated)? If you look up at a bird soaring through the sky and find yourself wondering how his wings handle the wind forces, or if you find yourself thinking about the wonder of the human body and the elegance of function, you may be interested in SMCC’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Science.

This associate degree program is designed to transfer as the first two years of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in science, along with many of the general education courses necessary to complete a more advanced degree at the university of their choice.

Please note: You are only eligible to receive one Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies degree. You may not receive a second or subsequent degree in Liberal Studies with a different focus.

Your Degree Courses

SMCC’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Science requires a mix of general education and interest-specific courses designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution in the major of their choice. The following courses are only a sampling of what you might take as a Liberal Studies student and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

General Education Requirements

  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Electives in the following areas:
    • Diversity
    • Economics/Political Science
    • English Communications
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Fine Arts
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Science with Lab

Recommended Electives

  • Biology I & II with Lab
  • Physics I & II with Lab
  • Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

Interested in seeing some of the current major-specific courses being offered as a part of this degree program?

Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the SMCC current Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers and writers.
  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Analyze and solve quantitative problems.

Estimated Degree Completion Time

62 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

SMCC Graduates

92% of SMCC graduates gain employment or continue their education within 9 months of graduation

Transfer Agreements for Liberal Studies – Science

Environmental Planning & Policy, BA

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Liberal Studies – Science

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Environmental Science, BS

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Liberal Studies – Science

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Heath, Wellness, And Occupational Studies, BS

University of New England

SMCC Degree Program: Liberal Studies – Science

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